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1873Sackville-street planted with Plane Trees, "Platanus occidentals" by the Corporation of Dublin, on the recommendation of Alderman Sir James Mackey, Lord Mayor. 
15-Apr-1873New Docks opened at the North-wall (constructed by the Midland Great Western Railway Company), by the Lord Lieutenant, and named The Spencer Dock, in honour of His Excellency. On this occasion Mr. Ralph Cusack, Chairman of the Railway Company, was knighted. 
14-May-1873Dublin. Exhibition of Arts and Manufactures opened for the season. 
25-Feb-1874Departure of His Excellency Earl Spencer, K.G., Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, in consequence of the resignation of Mr. Gladstone's Ministry. 
3-Mar-1874His Grace the Duke of Abercorn , K.G., appointed a second time Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, and sworn in before the Privy Council. 
1-Oct-1874Re-opening of Essex Bridge, having been rebuilt by the Dublin Port and Docks Board, from the plans of their Engineer, B. B. Stoney, esq. The length of the new bridge is 200 feet, the width of roadway 50 feet; and to that has been added two footways of 12 feet 6 inches each in width, making a total breadth of 75 feet, i.e., 25 feet broader than the old bridge opened in 1755. The height above high water mark is 8 feet. 
1-Jan-1875Essex Bridge re-named "Grattan Bridge" by the Lord. Mayor, Alderman Peter Paul McSwiney. 
6-Aug-1875The Centenary of the Birth of O'Connell held, when a grand Procession of the Trades and other bodies paraded through Dublin. with banners and numerous devices. A grand musical performance took place in the Exhibition Palace, in connexion with the O'Connell Centenary, on which occasion Professor Glover's National Oratorio, "St. Patrick at Tara," was performed with a band and chorus of 500 performers. 
7-Jan-1876A monument t to the late Henry Grattan, with a statue by Foley, erected in College-green, In the evening a grand musical performance took place of Professor Glover's Cantata, "Erin's Matin Song," composed for the occasion. 
6-Dec-1876His Grace the Duke of Abercorn, K.G., having resigned the office of Lord. Lieutenant of Ireland, took his departure this day from Kingstown. 

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